How To Get Hair Dye Off Acrylic Nails: The Acrylics Care Guide

How To Get Hair Dye Off Acrylic Nails: The Acrylics Care Guide

Apr 7, '21

It’s hard work beautifying yourself from head to toe. Getting your nails and hair done (or doing it yourself) can be expensive and time-consuming, and we know you want these services to last as long as possible. So there’s nothing worse than when you dye your hair, look at your hands, and realize your acrylics have been stained! Your first thought is probably that your nails are ruined. The last thing you want to do is go back to the salon and pay to have your nails removed or fixed. If this happens to you, don’t panic; we’ve got some good news.

Hair dye can actually be removed from your acrylic nails pretty easily. There are a couple of things you can do, which we will discuss in this article. It’s important to note that all nails can stain, whether it’s acrylics, gel, regular polish, or just your plain natural nails. Choosing one type over the other won’t give you a better chance of not getting a stain. There’s not really much you can do to prevent it from happening if your nails do come in contact with something that does stain. 

In this article, we are going to give you a step-by-step guide to removing hair dye (and other stains) from your acrylic nails. There are preventative things you can do, along with different products you can use, to get rid of stains or avoid them altogether. Valentino Beauty Pure has a great range of acrylics that are strong and durable, which helps to prevent other types of damages from ever happening in the first place. Check out our tips and tricks for how to get hair dye off acrylic nails. 

The Removal Process

Thankfully, removing hair dye from your acrylic nails is not a difficult thing to do. In fact, it’s super easy, and it should only take you a few minutes to restore your nails to their former glory. There are two main methods you can use, which involve two different products. And, we’d bet you already have both of these products in your home, which makes things even easier. The two products you will need are either hair spray or alcohol wipes.

The Hair Spray Method

Your first option is the hair spray method. People typically do not like this way because it leaves your hands/fingers smelling like hairspray and a bit sticky. Of course, this will go away after washing your hands a few times, but it is still annoying to deal with. You can use any hairspray you like or have on hand; there’s no need to go buy a specific brand. Spray your nails generously with the hairspray, and then take a cloth and buff them until the stains are gone. 

The Alcohol Wipe Method

The second option is the alcohol wipe method. People tend to prefer this method because it is easier and less messy. Take your alcohol wipes and wipe each nail, giving it a firm rub. Buff the nails with the wipe until all of the stain is removed. One downside is that it will probably leave your nails and fingers feeling dry from the alcohol. This can be easily remedied by using hand lotion and cuticle oil.  

Another option you have is to go into your nail salon and have your nail tech try to remove the stains. If the stains are bad enough, then they might suggest starting over on your nails entirely. This is obviously not ideal, so we recommend trying to remove the stains the best you can at home before you resort to this option. In most cases, the hair spray or alcohol wipes should get the job done. If not, then you might be stuck with having to get a new set of acrylics. 

What Else Can Stain My Acrylics?

Unfortunately, hair dye isn’t the only thing that can stain your nails. There’s actually quite a long list of things that can stain your nails. Because of this, you should be cautious about what you do when you have your nails done. Tobacco, any form of dye, dark polish that is left on for too long, and even wine can stain your acrylics. If you come into contact with any of these substances regularly, it’s best to be extra careful when you are around them. 

One way you can avoid these staining issues altogether? Just wear gloves any time you use a substance that can stain. Especially if you are handling dyes, you should be wearing gloves anyways to protect your hands from the chemicals. An added bonus is that the products won’t touch your nails and therefore won’t stain them. Do yourself a favor and avoid all the trouble of stain removal in the first place and just wear some gloves! You can buy cheap latex ones at the store, or reusable cleaning gloves will work just fine. 

Interestingly enough, your natural nail can also be stained. The same things can stain your natural nails as acrylics. However, you can typically prevent these stains by having a good base coat applied to your nails. That way, even if your nails/acrylics/polish do get stained, your natural nail will be protected underneath. It’s harder to remove stains from your natural nail, so it’s best to be preventative in the first place. 

Do Lower-Quality Products Stain More Easily?

The answer is both yes and no. Yes, lower-quality products will stain more easily because they do not have a good formulation. But, they will also crack, break, and peel more easily as well. A low-quality product will not last for a long time, and it will not be worth your time or money to get your nails done. Acrylics need to be applied perfectly and have a formulation that supports durability and the ability to last for weeks at a time. 

There are many brands and products available that are simply not reliable. Even if the nail tech applies it to the best of their ability, it won’t matter. Acrylics are not cheap, and for many people, it’s a treat to have them done and regularly maintain them. You want to make sure you are getting a high-quality product that is resistant to wear and tear. Regarding hair dye and stains, however, it’s important to note that even well-made products are susceptible to staining.

If you are looking for an extremely high-quality product, Valentino Beauty Pure is for you. Our products are made to last even more than other leading brands. Our unique acrylics formulation was developed to self-level, which means you get a flawless finish every time. Everything will dry smooth, bubble-free, and even. Another bonus is that our acrylics have superior adhesion abilities, which means there is a lesser chance of breaks, cracks, and other damages. 

Our acrylic powders come in every color and shade you can think of, from bright and bold to simple and neutral. You will definitely be able to find colors that you love in order to make unique designs and color combinations. If you need tools and accessories, we’ve got all of that too. And don’t worry, if you’re not in the market for acrylics, you will love our gel polish just as much! Whatever your nail needs are, we have a high-quality product for you. 

Conclusion

The bad news is, stains are annoying and can potentially result in you having to get your nails redone if the stain is bad enough. The good news is, stain removal is easy and can be done from home with products you probably already have lying around. Hairspray and alcohol wipes do wonders for stain removal from your acrylics. They do an excellent job of removing hair dye, which is one of the most common things people stain their nails with. These products can also help remove tobacco stains, wine stains, other dye stains, and most other common stains. 

Starting with a high-quality product, such as Valentino Beauty Pure, can build a strong foundation to help prevent damage. Due to the nature of staining, even well-made products can be stained by hair dye and other things. However, using our product will ensure you get long-lasting acrylics that are durable. Our selection of acrylics and gels is the best you can buy, which will make you and your clients happy. If you are going to make the investment of getting your nails done in the first place, you need to make sure your acrylics will last and look amazing.  

Sources: 

  1. Getting the Stains Out of Nails - Wellness | Nails Mag 
  2. How to Clean Stained Gel Nails | LoveToKnow 
  3. How to Get Hair Dye Off Fingernails | leaf.tv